LibriVox recording of In God's Garden by Amy Steedman, read by Laura Caldwell.
"In this book you will not find the stories of all God's saints. I have gathered a few together, just as one gathers a little posy from a garden full of roses. But the stories I have chosen to tell are those that I hope children will love best to hear." (excerpt from In God's Garden by Amy Steedman)
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April 24, 2016 Subject:
Well worth listening to!
One aspect of this book is the exquisite language the author uses. How I wish I could speak and write as beautifully and clearly as Amy Steedman! She has indeed mastered the English language. It is such a refreshing change from the not-too bright 8th grade reading level we see in today’s media.
If I had to choose one story as my favorite, I would pick, “St. Nicholas”. If you love Christmas, you and your family are going to love it even more now. I suggest all families start the Christmas season by reading Amy Steedman’s St. Nicholas; or even better gather round the fire and listen to Laura read it to you. You will be inspired.
I found it somewhat humorous that two of the saints in this book were purged by the Catholic Church not long ago for being fictitious: St. Christopher and St. George of England who became a saint by slaying a dragon. But I have no doubt, much of these stories are based on fact and I am sure these unembellished tails would be quite amazing enough.
Narrator, Laura Caldwell possesses awesome God given talent as a reader. She is truly among the best there is. I have listened to her read half a dozen books so far.